[Samba] roaming profile not uploaded correctly when logging outfor the first time

Dennis McLeod dmcleod at foranyauto.com
Wed Mar 14 22:48:05 GMT 2007

I *THINK* it has to do with the logoff process. I'm on XP.
I have been experiencing on this today, in fact. 
Most of my profile copied to the server, but it would ultimately pop up an
When you watch XP log off, the first thing it displays is "closing network
connections", then "saving settings"...
If the Saving Settings part is saving my profile, and XP has just
disconnected my network connections, how can it then succeed?
I suspect in my case it starts the save before the connections are closed,
but doesn't finish in time. Hence the message.
(This may explain why the log level settings affect it, though...)
Anyway, I hope this helps somehow.
I was actually trying to turn OFF roaming profiles, but my test machine kept
saving them anyway.
Found the GPEDIT.MSC setting to fix it, so I never really explored the
actual cause of the profile error.

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+dmcleod=foranyauto.com at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+dmcleod=foranyauto.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of
Tomasz Chmielewski
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 5:57 AM
To: Jason Baker
Cc: samba
Subject: Re: [Samba] roaming profile not uploaded correctly when logging
outfor the first time

Tomasz Chmielewski schrieb:
> Jason Baker schrieb:

> When logging out, an error window shows up, and in Samba [profile] dir 
> for the user, in SendTo, are some random temporary files (names like 
> prf7EE.tmp, prf7EF.tmp etc.).
> This is extremely hard to debug - why this happens only for files in 
> "C:\Documens and Settings\username\SendTo"?

Another thing that makes debugging so hard is that the issue happens when I
have "log level" lower than 9, but not anymore when I increase it to 10.

Samba 3.0.24 is running on a rather slow machine: 266 MHz ARM with 64 MB RAM
(Debian Etch). Setting "log level" to 10 makes the logout process noticeably
slower (does making Samba slower works around the problem?), and I doubt
it's a proper solution to Samba problems.

Tomasz Chmielewski

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